[H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by EnderW, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. Machupo

    Machupo Gravity Tester

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    Yeah -- I was looking at adding the Unifi 16XG to my stack, SFP+ down to my POE switch, then going 10GbE to the NAS. Keeping central management of the Unifi kit (APs, etc) would be nice. I'm sure there's better stuff out there, though.

    I'm moving this summer, so keeping it on the avoton mobo for now, but along with the 10G switch mentioned above, i'm looking at a x10 supermicro board w/ dual 10GbE. There are a couple fans in the top pic immediately behind the SSD stack ;)


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    Went back to two stacks of SSDs (instead of inverting a middle set) as it allowed cleaner cable management (and better airflow):
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  2. IdiotInCharge

    IdiotInCharge [H]ardForum Junkie

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    They're reportedly fairly solid if using SFP+- their 10Gbase-T ports can be iffy, and if you're throwing in their new 10Gbase-T SFP+ RJ45 transceivers or MikroTik's versions, you might be in for a bit of a ride.

    Honestly I'd recommend looking at MikroTik switches. They have a 4-port SFP+ one with 1 x 1Gbase-T port that would likely be the most that homelabbers would need. That would likely take their RJ45 transceivers pretty well as needed (as you can get motherboards with that for consumer desktops).
     
  3. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    I would love an affordable managed 24 port layer 2 switch with a small number (2-4) 10GBaseT "uplink" ports.

    My two Intel 82598EB 10GBaseT adapters I got on eBay used a few years back just work, and just work beautifully.

    I've actually hit 1.2GB/s file transfers over them using NFS.

    By contrast my two Brocade BR1020's with transducers and OM3 cable from The Fiber Store were a miserable experience that never worked right.

    I'm done with fiber. I had such terrible experiences with it, I just don't want to do it ever again.
     
  4. vxspiritxv

    vxspiritxv [H]ard|Gawd

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    Dell PowerEdge R740xd2

    26 x 12TB HGST HUH721212AL5200 7200RPM SAS drives
    (2 in RAID 1) + (12 in RAID 5) + (12 in RAID 5)
    312TB Raw, as the image shows below 267.65TB usable.

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    2 x Xeon Silver 4110
    96 Gigs of Hynix HMA81GR7AFR8N-VK memory
    Controller: H730P
    2 x 10GbE Fiber , 2 x 1GbE Copper (failover)
    Work machine, used for Veeam, Backups and backup testing.

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  5. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    How loud is it? I had a HP 2U storage server for a while, but I wound up not using it because it sounded like a Jumbojet taxiing.

    (Literally)

    (Not my video)
     
  6. vxspiritxv

    vxspiritxv [H]ard|Gawd

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  7. Deadjasper

    Deadjasper [H]ard|Gawd

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  8. IdiotInCharge

    IdiotInCharge [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I have a pair of DACs from them- one end to an Aruba S2500 off eBay, other to HPE managed workgroup switch. We use fiber at work for everything, but 'everything' is Cisco or Intel. That's reliable, not sure if I'd want to try doing that at home though.
     
  9. Factum

    Factum [H]ard|Gawd

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    840'ish TB of all flash test-storage...not in production, just for test, certification ect ^^
    I am rather fond of those 15.3 TB SSD's
     
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  10. ltcharles

    ltcharles Limp Gawd

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    My set up after it got an upgrade from Athena power single bay hot swap bays to 4 hdd backplanes. Can hold 24 drives currently only holding 17 drives roughly 68 TB as of now plan to be at 100TB by end of year.
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    As well as having a UNAS back with 20TB for family backs up split in Raid 1

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  11. blade52x

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    Just setup my first NAS ever - its primary purpose will be to hold 8K 3D 360 video so that family can relive memories from within the capture. They're already coming out looking amazing on a Pimax 5k+ headset and should only get better with good 8k headsets (I went for the 5k+ over the 8k since reviews seemed to mention it is better).

    But I think getting this setup was a sleep deprived decision (my newborn will be 4 weeks old soon) as looking back I could have done a DS1618+ with 6x12TB for not much more, and had the option of upgrading it to 10gbe down the line. But right now this works fine - the transfer speed is not a bottleneck. This NAS will probably last me about a year, and definitely not more than 2 with how much space these files need. By then I should have a significantly upgraded workstation and LAN arrangement.

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